June 4, 1993

PC

Rob Nicholson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rob Nicholson (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Minister of State (Agriculture)):

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to 62 petitions.

[Editor's Note: See today's Votes and Proceedings.]

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Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
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Mr. Walter Van De Walle@St. Albert

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present the report of the legislative committee on Bill C-106, an act to amend certain petroleum-related acts in respect of Canadian ownership requirements and to confirm the validity of a certain

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regulation, without amendment, in both official languages.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   BILL C-106 REPORT OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
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PC

Ross Belsher (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ross Belsher (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency):

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present the report of the legislative committee on Bill C-121, an act to amend the Canada Shipping Act and to amend another act in consequence thereof, with amendments, in both official languages.

While I have the floor I would ask the consent of the House to waive the notice requirement for the report stage of Bill C-121 so that the bill can be called for on Monday, June 7.

Madam Speaker, I think if you were to ask the House there would be consent from all sides.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   BILL C-121 REPORT OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
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Andrée Champagne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Madam Deputy Speaker:

Is there unanimous consent of the House?

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   BILL C-121 REPORT OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
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Some hon. members:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   BILL C-121 REPORT OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
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Andrée Champagne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Madam Deputy Speaker:

Agreed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   BILL C-121 REPORT OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to. [Editor's Note: See today's Votes and Proceedings.]


PETITIONS

PC

John Henry Reimer

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John Reimer (Kitchener):

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition on behalf of 111 residents of Waterloo county.

They draw attention to the fact that the depiction of sexually explicit actions involving children and violence against women offends normal standards of decency, portrays an abnormal view of societal values and is harmful to the family unit.

These petitioners call upon the federal government to pass strong Criminal Code sanctions against the publication and distribution of films, videos and television programs depicting explicit sexual acts and the use of children and violence against women in a sexual context.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CRIMINAL CODE
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Gilbert Parent

Liberal

Mr. Gilbert Parent (Welland-St. Catharines-Tho-rold):

Madam Speaker, I was contacted some time ago by a group of people who are very much concerned about the killer cards that are being sold in Canada. I have eight petitions I would like to present which have literally thousands and thousands of names upon them.

These people wish to make known their disapproval of the sale of what is known as killer cards in Canada. They urge the government to stop the entry of these cards into Canada.

The petitioners, and I include myself, abhor crimes of violence against persons. They believe that killer trading cards offer nothing positive for children or adults to admire or emulate but rather contribute to violence. Therefore they think these should be banned from Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   SERIAL KILLER CARDS
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LIB

Jim Karygiannis

Liberal

Mr. Jim Karygiannis (Scarborough- Agincourt):

Madam Speaker, I am rising today to present a petition of many thousand signatures gathered by Mr. and Mrs. Crawford, who are here with us today in the gallery. Their son was viciously murdered and left in a Scarborough sewer by three young offenders.

The petitioners state that the need to protect society is much more important than the need to protect young offenders.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   YOUNG OFFENDERS
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Dawn Black

New Democratic Party

Ms. Dawn Black (New Westminster-Burnaby):

Madam Speaker, I rise to present a petition that is signed by well over 100 citizens of Canada, mostly in New Westminster in my constituency, who express their concerns about child poverty.

They reflect back to the motion that was passed unanimously in the House of Commons in November 1989 which said that we as a country would eliminate child poverty by the year 2000.

They cite the ever-increasing cost to the administration of health care, justice, and social welfare. They say that poor children are inhibited in learning and preparation for employment. This constitutes a large cost to future national productivity and the country.

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They call upon Parliament to take the actions necessary to reaffirm its commitment to seek the elimination of poverty among children in Canada by the year 2000 and to develop a plan for the implementation of this commitment.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   CHILD POVERTY
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Ross Belsher (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Ross Belsher (Fraser Valley East):

Madam Speaker, it is my duty and privilege to table in the House two petitions signed by 72 of my constituents in Fraser Valley East, and more specifically in the Chilliwack and Sardis

area.

They call on the government to take the necessary steps to provide a national referendum on the subject of the official languages of Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
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Shirley Martin (Minister of State (Transport))

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Shirley Martin (Lincoln):

Madam Speaker, it is my honour and privilege to present two petitions on behalf of the constituents of Lincoln and the towns of Jordan, Vineland, Beamsville, Grimsby, Stoney Creek and surrounding areas. The petitions concern the killer cards and the serial killer board games that are entering this country.

In the first petition the petitioners request Parliament to consider amending the Criminal Code of Canada so that violent and degrading materials such as the serial killer board game can be kept from distribution in

Canada.

In the second petition the petitioners ask that we amend the laws of Canada to prohibit the importation, distribution, sale and manufacture of killer cards in law and to advise producers of killer cards that their product, if destined for Canada, will be seized and destroyed.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   VIOLENCE
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NDP

Robert Evans Skelly

New Democratic Party

Mr. Robert E. Skelly (Comox-Alberni):

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present a similar petition.

It calls on Parliament to consider amending the Criminal Code of Canada so that violent and degrading material such as the serial killer board game and the mass murder trading cards can be kept from being distributed in Canada.

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Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   VIOLENCE
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NDP

Robert Evans Skelly

New Democratic Party

Mr. Robert E. Skelly (Comox-Alberni):

Madam Speaker, I also have a petition from a number of petitioners throughout the province of British Columbia.

They call on Parliament to not proceed with Bill C-91-it is a little late for that-and to repeal Bill C-22, which was passed in 1987, so that Canadians will have full benefit from lower priced generic drugs and provincial and private drug plans can serve Canadians without being forced to charge higher fees and/or to provide less coverage.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   VIOLENCE
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NDP

Robert Evans Skelly

New Democratic Party

Mr. Robert E. Skelly (Comox-Alberni):

Madam Speaker, I also have a petition from people throughout the province of British Columbia. Thousands of names have been presented in the past on this petition.

It is presented in memory of Dawn Shaw, a six-year old girl who was murdered and sexually assaulted in my riding. It calls for a number of changes in the criminal justice system and in the way that sexual offenders are handled through the justice system or when being released from prison so that they can be monitored in the community.

The petitioners, in memory of Dawn Shaw, request that Parliament enact legislation to change the justice system to provide greater protection for children from sexual assault and to assure the conviction of offenders.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   JUSTICE
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NDP

Raymond John Funk

New Democratic Party

Mr. Ray Funk (Prince Albert -Churchill River):

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to table in the House petitions signed by 1,253 Canadians from Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Kitchener, Niagara, Elmira and many other communities in Canada.

The petitioners call on the Parliament of Canada to establish a peace trust fund which would allow Canadian taxpayers, who for reasons of conscience or religion, choose to direct a portion of their taxes paid to the government away from military uses and to a fund which would use the resources so directed for peace education, research, humanitarian aid and other peaceful purposes.

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As the author of a private member's bill calling for the establishment of such a fund, I would like to thank all of the people who have worked so hard across the country to make this effort a success.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   PEACE TRUST FUND
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LIB

Robert (Bob) Kilger

Liberal

Mr. Bob Kilger (Stormont -Dundas):

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I wish to present a petition on behalf of 29 constituents of Stormont-Dundas who call upon Parliament to enact legislation providing for a referendum of the acceptance or rejection of two official languages, English and French, for the government and the people of Canada.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
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LIB

Robert (Bob) Kilger

Liberal

Mr. Bob Kilger (Stormont -Dundas):

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I wish to present a petition I received from Notre-Dame-du-Saint-Rosaire School in Crysler during education week on May 7, when I attended the official opening of their public awareness campaign against violence.

I was given a petition under the theme: "Hand in hand for a violence free world", supporting the efforts of Ms. Cleroux who condemns the sale of violent games, especially the serial killer board game, first edition.

Topic:   ROUTINE PROCEEDINGS
Subtopic:   PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE
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